Community Involvement

Palmetto Citizens exists to provide more than financial services, we also look beyond our walls to our local community. This philosophy leads us to support worthwhile charitable and social causes.

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Proud to Serve!

Locally Invested

We are proud to help many local charities, schools and other organizations in a variety of ways, including volunteer service and monetary donations.

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Each year, we proudly serve as the sponsor of the Share Your Holiday Donation Drive for our local food bank. This year, with the generosity of our members and staff, we were able to donate $30,158 and a van full of food to Harvest Hope. In total, the Share Your Holiday event raised enough to provide over 1.3 MILLION MEALS!

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Breast Cancer Centers - In October 2022, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we made donations of $10,000 on behalf of our members and staff to each of our local Breast Centers at Prisma Health and Lexington Medical Center.

Higher Education Scholarship Program - Every year Palmetto Citizens offers students an opportunity to apply for one of twenty $1,000 higher education scholarships. Applications are currently available through February 1, 2023 for the next school year. Congratulations to our 20 winners of 2022!

Camp Cole – Our staff assisted with camp cleanup, preparing the grounds for Camp Impact, a camp for children who have been or are homeless.

Staff Volunteers at Harvest Hope

Transitions Homeless Center - Throughout the year, our staff volunteers assist the center with serving lunch to homeless adults in the Midlands. Volunteers work together to pack "to go" style meals for residents of Transitions.

Free Document Shredding - We continue to help keep information out of the hands of identity thieves by hosting a series of no cost shredding days. At our most recent Shred Day hosted at our Irmo Office, we assisted consumers by shredding approximately 13,500 pounds of their personal documents and other sensitive materials!
Since 2008, we’ve helped consumers shred nearly 769 tons of personal information.

Financial Presentations & Materials - Palmetto Citizens is always happy to assist local schools, youth groups and other organizations by providing speakers and/or materials on a variety of financial topics. To request a speaker for your classroom or group, or for more information on other materials we can provide such as educational handouts, sample checkbooks, or online resources, please contact our Community Relations Department using the information below.


2022 Palmetto Citizens Youth Financial Educator of the Year Award Recipient

Palmetto Citizens Financial Educator of the Year Award recipient Andrea Dickey

Andrea Dickey
Richland Northeast High School

Ms. Dickey knows financial education is important because it lays the foundation for her students to build strong money habits now, that will carry them into adulthood. Ms. Dickey stresses to her students the importance of paying yourself first, building an emergency savings fund and saving for retirement. She wants to make a difference in her students' futures and help them learn to navigate their finances properly.

Palmetto Citizens works with many outstanding educators through their use of our Financial Education Team presenters and other resources like student checkbooks. This award recognizes the educator who goes above and beyond to bring financial education to their classroom.

We congratulate Andrea Dickey and thank her for all of the important work she is doing to improve the lives of her students!



If you would like more information, or to support one of these worthy causes, please our Community Relations Department or call (803) 376-5035.